Looking for Mac Backup App Suggestion

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  1. abeckstrom macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    I'm looking for software recommendations for running incremental backups from my Mac to a USB hard drive. I'm not interested in full disk cloning (a la SuperDuper!), but rather something I can use to specify which folders/files get backed up and then one that only backups the most recent changes each time.

    Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. iShater macrumors 604

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    iBackup
    TimeMachine
    SilverKeeper
    Retrospect Backup
    CarbonCopyCloner (it has an option for specific folders)
    SuperDuper (I believe it also as an option for specific folders)
     
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  4. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Time Machine is ideal. If you don't have 10.5 then I say ChronoSync. It's pretty great and much easier than RSync.
     
  5. abeckstrom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is for my wife's iMac running Tiger, so unfortunately, TimeMachine is out of the question. Do the other apps you mentioned perform incremental backups, or do they do a full backup each time? I don't want to waste time doing full disk backups each time to try them out.

    Thanks again!
     
  6. iShater macrumors 604

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    I use iBackup for my incremental. I am sure you get get it from Apple if you do the MM trial.
     
  7. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I know Carbon Copy Cloner can do incremental backups.

    However, I've only used used it to clone the entire HD and have not tried the incremental backup function. Although I would expect it to work well based upon my cloning experiences.
     
  8. jywv8 macrumors 6502

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    ChronoSync

    I use ChronoSync, because I don't want a full-on clone or all the Time Machine wing-dings. Took a bit of time to figure out, but, once you set up a script, you're good to go.
     
  9. esalem macrumors newbie

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    I use SilverKeeper and think it works just great. I do it all manually, select what gets backed up and when. It is fast and easy to use.
     
  10. soLoredd macrumors 6502a

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    Backup is perfect for incremental stuff. I use Time Machine for everything and then use Backup once a day for my address book, ical, and mail. It might seem redundant but oh well. Can't afford to lose my contacts and ical.
     

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